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Contemplative Sheep is envious of birds flying overhead: "How lucky they are! They can choose how they look at things: from far away, from up close, or from somewhere in between." Sheep comes up with an ideaâÂÂto build a flying machineâÂÂand takes it to practical, mathematically inclined Wolf. Although dubious at first, Wolf quickly gets onboard, working his ruler and protractor into a frenzy. Once they've got a plan (mathematical scribbles all over the page) and follow it, they're off and up . . . . and then back down, limbs akimbo. Not to be deterred, they try again and again, until, in a contraption resembling a dragon, they ultimately soar. While the simple text doesn't explain why natural enemies Wolf and Sheep are friends or how they get a machine to fly, the illustrations make up for any holes. Trevisan's collages are set on crisp white pages, and with interesting perspectives and art bleeding off the pages, this is a visually beautiful story anchored by two endearing characters. A whimsical offering of perseverance and friendship from an Italian author and illustrator. Preschool-Grade 2. --Ann Kelley

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About the Author

Giulia Belloni is the author of the play La verita, o quasi and of several picture books, including Diverso destino, Nell'aria, and un desir inavoue in her native Italian. She is on the technical jury for the selection of the Campiello Giovanni literary award. She lives in Padua, Italy. Marco Trevisan studied mathematics and illustration simultaneously. He works as a freelance illustrator, collaborating with graphic design studios, magazines, and periodicals. His work has been selected in prestigious national competitions, and in 2010 the Citta del Sole designated him the Illustrator of the Year. Born in Belluno, he now lives in a village in the Italian Dolomites.

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..".promotes the concepts of teamwork and perseverance."School Library Journal, August 1, 2013 "Trevisan pictures their collaboration in spare, editorial-style collaged images on crisp white space..."Publisher's Weekly, August 1, 2013 "Lovely bookmaking nicely complements this charming, light-as-a-feather tale of friendship and successful dreaming."Kirkus, June 15, 2013 "A whimsical offering of perseverance and friendship..."Booklist Review, August 1, 2013 "This book interestingly captures and combines a modern spirit with a very old-world style."Christian Library Journal, October/November 2013 -...promotes the concepts of teamwork and perseverance.-School Library Journal, August 1, 2013 -Trevisan pictures their collaboration in spare, editorial-style collaged images on crisp white space...-Publisher's Weekly, August 1, 2013 -Lovely bookmaking nicely complements this charming, light-as-a-feather tale of friendship and successful dreaming.-Kirkus, June 15, 2013 -A whimsical offering of perseverance and friendship...-Booklist Review, August 1, 2013 -This book interestingly captures and combines a modern spirit with a very old-world style.-Christian Library Journal, October/November 2013 "This is the story of a sheep who, from the top of her hill, watched the birds fly and thought to herself: 'How lucky they are! They can choose how they look at things: from far away, from up close, or from somewhere in between.'"-- from the book ..".promotes the concepts of teamwork and perseverance.""School Library Journal, " August 1, 2013 "Trevisan pictures their collaboration in spare, editorial-style collaged images on crisp white space...""Publisher's Weekly, " August 1, 2013 "Lovely bookmaking nicely complements this charming, light-as-a-feather tale of friendship and successful dreaming.""Kirkus, " June 15, 2013 "A whimsical offering of perseverance and friendship...""Booklist Review, " August 1, 2013 "This book interestingly captures and combines a modern spirit with a very old-world style.""Christian Library Journal," October/November 2013 ."..promotes the concepts of teamwork and perseverance.""School Library Journal, " August 1, 2013"Trevisan pictures their collaboration in spare, editorial-style collaged images on crisp white space...""Publisher's Weekly, " August 1, 2013"Lovely bookmaking nicely complements this charming, light-as-a-feather tale of friendship and successful dreaming.""Kirkus, " June 15, 2013"A whimsical offering of perseverance and friendship...""Booklist Review, " August 1, 2013"This book interestingly captures and combines a modern spirit with a very old-world style.""Christian Library Journal", October/November 2013

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